Thursday, July 12, 2012


I don't really like marigolds.  I think they stink.  But we did plant some among the tomato plants as they do keep some pesky bugs away.   These are small, only about 10 inches high, compared to some of the tomato plants that are 4 feet high.
We also planted some larger marigolds, these dressed in yellow..........................
and these wearing orange.  So far it looks like they are doing their job.  We have plants full of green tomatoes........hopefully they will ripen soon.

We have a busy weekend ahead of us.  Hubby's family reunion is at his brother's place just 10-12 miles away from us.  All the brothers should be there.....two from Wisconsin, one from South Dakota, one from Alaska, and hubby and the other two that live around here.  There are usually some pretty intense bean bag and horseshoe tournaments, and of course a golf outing on Saturday morning.   Brother Arnold, who is the host along with his daughter Tammy, is a metal worker.  I should have a few hundred photos of his work to post after the weekend, including his newest creation, a bridge.  Stay will want to see his beautiful work.

Brother Roy and his wife Dotty are staying with us for the weekend.  The fun thing is that Dotty and I were friends in high the 60's!  Yup, we married the brothers, I guess so we could keep our friendship going!  For all these years!  So we are looking forward to a great time. 

See you Monday morning.


Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I just "found" you again! I lost so many old blog friends when I switched from Bloglines to Google Reader.

Your garden looks gorgeous. Mine is dying due to the Midwest drought. :(

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

We too are having a mini reunion on the hubby's side. It's at our house. Hubby is the oldest of 8, 7 live within 10 miles of each other, the 8th one lives in Illinois. He is coming home, for the first time in a couple of years. 4 girls and 2 boys of the 8 will be here for BBQ Saturday night, Oh and their Mom too!
Enjoy your weekend and your SIL/BFF